Established the first mangrove gene bank with 64 different species of mangroves, among these are endangered species on the IUNC red list
Mangroves represent a tangible impact on the climate with 83% of carbon sequestration by the oceans, and 50% from the shorelines by mangroves, sea grass and coral reefs. Mangroves play a vital role in the protection of lives and properties in vulnerable coastal communities from tsunamis, cyclones and other extreme weather. They also increase sea food stocks by up to 50% with several other important features in adaptation to climate change. In spite of its vital role, mangrove forests are disappearing three times faster than rainforests with a critical level being reached in many countries. It is high time to reverse this trend by increasing restoration efforts. Our target is 1,000,000,000 trees in the next 10 years.
Mangrove restoration - the natural CO2 greenhouse gas mitigation
Tested and proven over millions of years, this method is the most cost-effective means of removing CO2 from the atmosphere with permanent storage in the ground, protected by living trees above the ground.
Blue carbon includes eco-service systems and sustainable development in coastal villages with the conservation of bio diversity. Provides multiple benefits for your investment.
Since the dawn of time, civilisations have been kept alive with healthy food and vital eco system services from the ocean. Our continued existence depends on our custody of these immense resources.
A key to healthy oceans are mangroves, the only forest that grows in salt water, as a buffer between land and sea. This tree filters and cleans runoff and sediments, protects coral reefs and sea grass meadows, as well as provides the highest capacity to mitigate CO2, up to 5 times more than rainforest trees, with permanent storage in the ground. Its eco system services are of the highest value for life on our Blue Planet.
Mangrove forests save lives and properties from extreme weather in vulnerable coastal communities. This miracle tree creates higher ground as protection against rising sea levels.
In spite of this, these vital forests resources are disappearing at a rate that is three times faster than rainforests and, in some countries, the loss is reaching critical levels with a risk for total extinction.
The project is also active in removing plastic pollution that threatens life in the oceans.
Our goal is to plant 1,000,000,000 trees to achieve the level needed to make a global impact on climate change. Restoration is a timely investment generating values higher than restoration costs. Just a single one of these benefits, like a 50 percent increase in sea food stocks, will far outweigh the investment required. Furthermore, the benefits of fruit, bees, honey, raw-materials for medicine, and above all, the value of VCS carbon units for the voluntary market, will last for hundreds of years.
2012-15: Comprehensive research on mangrove restoration in cooperation with Pathein University, Myeik University and soil test/laboratory support by Yangon University.
2015-18: Planted and rescued 6.1 million mangrove trees. Establishment of mangrove gene bank. Nurseries for 2 million more trees to be planted in 2018 in cooperation with coastal communities.
2016 Raintrust Sustainable Venture´s validation report